Join us in an online celebration of one of the world’s most popular genres over two weekends. Weekend One on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October features our Bootcamp and Publishing Program with tutors Kelly Gardiner, Pamela Hart, Sophie Masson and Nadine Davidoff.
Our popular 1:1 manuscripts assessments will be conducted by editors, Irina Dunn and Elena Gomez. Gillian Polack is offering her research and writing masterclass to small groups.
Visit the HNSA website to view our Weekend Two Friday 22 to Sunday 24 October program. This Main Conference Program showcases over 70 speakers as well as a suite of 17 optional craft workshops.
When you receive your confirmation email, you'll find a link to register for Weekend Two Main Conference Program and Optional Craft Workshops on 22 to 24 October 2021.
Time to make a noise about historical fiction again!
Bootcamp 1: Writing Bootcamp with Kelly Gardiner [Sold Out]
9 am - 4 pm
Bootcamp 2: Publishing Bootcamp with Sophie Masson [Sold Out]
9 am - 4.30 pm
Research & Writing Masterclass 1: Making History Come to Life in Fiction with Gillian Polack [Sold Out]
11.30 am - 1.30 pm
Research & Writing Masterclass 2: Making History Come to Life in Fiction with Gillian Polack [Sold Out]
2.30 - 4.30 pm
All the Saturday Manuscript Assessment slots are sold out. Continue scrolling to view the Sunday Manuscript Assessments.
Bootcamp 3: Writing Bootcamp with Pamela Hart [Sold Out]
Bootcamp 4: Manuscript Bootcamp with Nadine Davidoff [1 remaining]
9am - 4.30 pmIn this full-day ‘manuscript bootcamp’, freelance book editor and writing teacher Nadine Davidoff will analyse the fundamental principles of compelling fiction.Drawing on examples from historical fiction, Nadine’s workshop will expose the hidden architecture that scaffolds the best writing. Writers will come away with a renewed understanding of these key structural principles and how to apply them to their work.Max 8 people
Research & Writing Masterclass 3: Making History Come to Life in Fiction with Gillian Polack [Sold Out]
Research & Writing Masterclass 4: Making History Come to Life in Fiction with Gillian Polack [2 remaining]
2.30 - 4.30 pmRefer to the HNSA website program for the submission process. In this two hour Research and Writing Masterclass, Gillian Polack teaches writers techniques for making the historical world of the novel come to life for the reader. These techniques will be placed in a wider background of narrative genre, to help writers understand the role of their creativity in interpreting history for readers. We will examine the role of genre, for instance, and how writers use story space. The focus will mainly be on the needs of historical fiction and historical fantasy writers.Max 3 people
All the Sunday Manuscript Assessment slots are sold out.